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Daily News Summary
6 June 2019

image 'We urgently need a realistic discussion about how to enact private school reform'
image DfE explores benefits of artificial intelligence in the classroom
image Councils face a 'national special needs emergency'
image Pupils should be taught to respect same-sex relationships, says schools minister
image Children's drawings analysed by schools to help catch paedophiles
image Worldwide survey to reveal how teachers cope with culturally diverse classrooms
image Outdoor learning: A distraction or a benefit?

'We urgently need a realistic discussion about how to enact private school reform'

 

Francis Green and David Kynaston, authors of 'Engines of Privilege: Britain’s Private School Problem', write in the New Statesman that a national conversation is needed about how to enact private school reform. The article references the Independent Schools Council.

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New Statesman

DfE explores benefits of artificial intelligence in the classroom

 

The Department for Education (DfE) has set up a group to examine the benefits of artificial intelligence in the classroom. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week. The article references the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and quotes Carl Hendrick, head of research at Wellington College.

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Schools Week

Councils face a 'national special needs emergency'

 

Councils have warned they need more funding from the Government to meet the demand for special educational needs and disability support. By John Roberts, Tes.

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Tes

Pupils should be taught to respect same-sex relationships, says schools minister

 

Schools minister Nick Gibb has urged all Conservative leadership candidates to support schools teaching pupils about tolerance and respect for same-sex relationships. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

Children's drawings analysed by schools to help catch paedophiles

 

British primary schools will take part in a trial of new software, which analyses pictures and stories produced by children, in a bid to help catch paedophiles. By Natasha Bernal, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Worldwide survey to reveal how teachers cope with culturally diverse classrooms

 

Survey results from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development will reveal how teachers in the world are coping with increasingly diverse pupil populations. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

Outdoor learning: A distraction or a benefit?

 

Marc Smith, a chartered psychologist and teacher, questions how effective outdoor lessons are on pupils' learning outcomes and wellbeing. Tes.

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Tes

 

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